My early interest in art with depth and dimension as well as a passion for the study of light and shadow influenced me to pursue an architectural career. Now I find glass to be the perfect medium to express my passion due to its capacity to portray depth its reflective qualities and the vibrancy of its color. Landscapes especially trees interest me as peaceful and relaxing subjects as both embody an inner strength and adaptability to change that I find inspiring. I combine sheet glass glass paint and glass frits to literally paint my scenes with glass. Each glass tile painting is fired 2 to 5 times at different temperatures to achieve the variety of textures as well as a sense of depth in each piece. The tiles are then floated in front of a mirror as a backdrop thus multiplying the imagery and backlighting the piece in a subtle way. I place the mirror within a shadowbox frame surrounded by black glass to accentuate the color and depth in the tile painting.
Art at the Glen Town Center: 188
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival: 67